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Here with the 54 ... Texas
#809617 Fri Dec 23 2011 09:07 AM
Joined: Dec 2011
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54Fred Offline OP
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Hey guys! Im new here with a 1954 3100 235. Im in the process of rebuilding it frame up and really need some advice! Please tell me the best place to get parts for rebuilding engine and a place to get other misc. parts. It is a 5 window and my goal is to have it done by the end of 2012!

Thanks! Fred

Re: Here with the 54
54Fred #809619 Fri Dec 23 2011 09:12 AM
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Hi Fred and welcome to the 'bolt! There's lots of great info and people on here.

Be sure to check out the various forums and they all specialize in different areas of the rebuild process. Also, check out the "tech tips" section (look in the upper right corner to find the link).

Also, click on the "links" tab, then click on "parts" and it will list lots of places to get parts for different years of trucks.

Sounds like a cool truck. Be sure to post pics when you get a chance. I'm sure others with more knowledge will chime in here soon.

Good luck! Glad to have you aboard! wave

Re: Here with the 54
Husker #809646 Fri Dec 23 2011 02:08 PM
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Hey Fred from Texas, welcome! Looks like Husker gave you the advice you are looking for. Most people have engine work done locally, just ask around and you'll soon find out. I hope you can get her done by the end of the year, good luck!


Re: Here with the 54
1953 panel #809660 Fri Dec 23 2011 02:56 PM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt,Fred. You are definitely at the right place. I'd ask your engine questions in the Engine Forum. Get better results that way.
Sounds like you have a nice project and it must be in good shape to finish it in 2012. smile Most of us (me) have to drag them home and spend the next five years "resurrecting" them!

Let us know how we can help. Its been said but needs repeating, great folks and lots of knowledge here. See ya around the garage.

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Re: Here with the 54
54Fred #809684 Fri Dec 23 2011 04:26 PM
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Hi Fred,

Nice to have you and your 54 3100 five window in the group. How do you plan to use the truck? It will be fine, as is, for local driving. The stock 3.90 gears are actually pretty good all around gears. If you plan to drive many of those long Texas highways, you may want to add higher gears while you have it apart. Tons of advice on gearing here on the Bolt. Have fun.


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Re: Here with the 54
truckcamper43 #809757 Fri Dec 23 2011 08:37 PM
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Hi Fred,welcome from Scotland,you'll find all the help and advice you may need right here.
Good luck.
BTW any pics?

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Re: Here with the 54 ... Texas
54Fred #810956 Wed Dec 28 2011 11:29 AM
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Welcome to the Bolt. My boy is working on the same truck and you guys are in about the same playing field. Best of luck on your project. we are here to help.


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Re: Here with the 54 ... Texas
54Fred #844991 Thu Apr 19 2012 07:05 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 411
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welcome to stovebolts,
classic parts of america is a
good place to get parts i get most
of my parts from their,i also have a 1954
3100 p.u.,chevs of the 40s is also good,filling station is a good place
also.hope that helps with places to shop.

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